Beauty Queen Died During Liposuction Procedure She Won As Prize 

Catherine Cando, a 19-year-old Ecuadorian model who was crowned the Queen of Durán last fall, died during a liposuction surgery that she won with her title. She was studying medicine at the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil. » 1/14/15 12:15pm 1/14/15 12:15pm

Female Students Twerk for Internships in University-Sponsored Pageant

For years, universities in the Czech Republic have held beauty pageants for their female students. The women who compete tend to look like beauty contestants anywhere: slim, young, able-bodied, large of hair, heavily made up, clad alternatively in evening gowns and bathing suits. The events have grown controversial… » 11/26/14 11:50am 11/26/14 11:50am

There She Is, Alternative Miss World

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Miss Zero+ is showered with confetti as she is crowned the winner of the Alternative Miss World 2014 and carried around the Globe Theatre in celebration on October 18, 2014 in London, England. The event, first organised 42 years ago by the artist and sculptor Andrew Logan, offers an… » 10/19/14 3:50pm 10/19/14 3:50pm

There She Is, Your Ideal: Miss America's Mean Girl History

We reported earlier this week that in spring 2013, Miss America Kira Kazantsev was kicked out of Hofstra University's Alpha Phi sorority for hazing her sisters. Now, new information from one of her former sorority sisters indicates that her involvement was more serious than she's been willing to admit. Kazantsev » 9/25/14 2:40pm 9/25/14 2:40pm

Miss America Admits To Hazing, But Not, Like, Super Bad Hazing

Yesterday, we reported that 2015 Miss America Kira Kazantsev was kicked out of her sorority for abusively hazing pledges. Today, Good Morning America, the marquee morning show on ABC (the network that airs the Miss America pageant), had Kazantsev on to clarify what happened. » 9/23/14 11:10am 9/23/14 11:10am

Miss America Was Kicked Out of Her Sorority for Abusive Hazing

On paper, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev reads like a forward-thinking person's dream of what a beauty queen could be. She's a trilingual honors student who's publicly passionate about women's health and down to clown with Jimmy Kimmel; she's got a squeaky-clean image and a squeaky-clean resume. But it's missing one… » 9/22/14 1:30pm 9/22/14 1:30pm

Beauty Queen Flees Country After Officials Insisted She Get a Boob Job

A Burmese beauty queen was stripped of her title of Miss Asia Pacific World after pageant officials in Seoul found her "rude" for not wanting the plastic surgery they tried to force on her. So she skipped town with her $100,000 jeweled crown. » 8/29/14 12:30pm 8/29/14 12:30pm

Is 2 Years Old Too Young For a Beauty Pageant? One Mom Says No.

How young is too young for lipstick and tiaras, really? An Indiana mother entered her adorable 2-year-old daughter in an upcoming kiddie pageant and now her neighbors are calling for her head. » 7/31/14 10:20am 7/31/14 10:20am

A Beauty Queen's Secret Weapon Against Camel Toe

There is actually a product that beauty pageant contestants wear on their genitalia to prevent camel toe during the swimsuit portion of the competition so they can achieve the smooth, anatomical incorrectness of Barbie's mon pubis. It's called a Cuchini. » 7/21/14 1:20pm 7/21/14 1:20pm

Miss Delaware Stripped of Her Crown Because She's 24 and 'Too Old'

A glittery shitstorm is going down in Delaware, where a beauty queen was essentially fired because she’s geriatric — at 24. » 6/27/14 10:40am 6/27/14 10:40am

Miss Thailand Gives Up Title Over Criticism of Political Comments

A Thai beauty queen has given up her crown in response to criticism over Facebook posts she made about her country's politics. » 6/11/14 9:40am 6/11/14 9:40am

Beauty Pageant's Miss Congeniality Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart

A "Miss Congeniality" winner in Lewis County, Washington is accused to stealing makeup at Walmart in the days before her pageant appearance. » 3/17/14 9:40am 3/17/14 9:40am

Mexican Beauty Queens and Drug Kingpins Go Way Back

When Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera was arrested this weekend, he left behind twin daughters with matching pink suitcases and a wife who, like the wives of many crime bosses who came before her, was once a Mexican beauty queen in the Sinaloa. » 2/26/14 7:00pm 2/26/14 7:00pm

Venezuelan Beauty Queen Has Mesh Sewn to Tongue So She Can't Eat

In the clip above, 2013 Miss Venezuela First Runner-Up Wi May Nava describes the plastic surgery she underwent to compete in pageants (boob and nose jobs). She also talks about the piece of mesh that she has sewn to her tongue so that she can't eat solid foods (this description, btw, took place before she won her… » 2/06/14 8:55pm 2/06/14 8:55pm

Miss USA Dressed as Optimus Prime Because America

Apparently the National Costume Competition of the Miss Universe Pageant is largely a crash course in cultural stereotypes. While some contestants donned more traditional clothing from their home countries, others created extravagant costumes roughly inspired by their heritage. And Miss USA showcased two of the most… » 11/04/13 2:20pm 11/04/13 2:20pm

Child Beauty Pageant Makes Contestants Prove They're Actually Latina

Child beauty pageants are fucked up enough without adding a weird racial dimension to them, but if you're going to be terrible, you might as well be all-the-way terrible, right? The Little Miss Hispanic Delaware pageant — which exists because apparently the world doesn't mess with little girls' brains enough as-is —… » 10/23/13 2:40pm 10/23/13 2:40pm

Hopefully No Major Drama Goes Down at the Miss World Pageant

The Miss World pageant, being held in Indonesia this year, is supposed to about smiling beauty queens. But thanks to the Islamic Defenders Front, things are getting ugly. » 9/27/13 1:40pm 9/27/13 1:40pm

Spork Dresses and Smiles: The Ladies of Tonight's Miss America Pageant

It’s possible you may have been going about your business entirely unaware that one of those rare calendar events is upon us. Much like the appearance of Halley’s comet or the upcoming convergence of Thanksgiving and Chanukah, Sunday night marks the second Miss America pageant of 2013. » 9/15/13 5:15pm 9/15/13 5:15pm